Cost of college went up for all students at Western Illinois University

Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Western Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Western Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois students paid $12,897 to attend the four-year public institution this year $242 more than the $12,655 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 87 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,160 students received grants or scholarships totaling $10.22 million and 1,057 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.02 million.

Including all undergraduates, 7,030 students used grants or scholarships totaling $53.85 million. Another 6,380 took out $48.63 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~9,647
$12,217
$12,889
$12,655
$12,897
5.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Western Illinois University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
750
50%
$3,558,396
$4,745
State / local grant or scholarship
649
43%
$2,846,101
$4,385
Institutional grants or scholarships
933
62%
$3,813,981
$4,088
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,160
77%
$10,218,478
$8,809
Federal student loans
1,054
70%
$6,733,400
$6,388
Other student loans
124
8%
$1,282,504
$10,343
Student loan aid
1,057
70%
$8,015,904
$7,584
Total student aid
1,308
87%

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